Sneak Peek, Open Studio
Our garden open studio in Berkeley is magical, and will be ready for your viewing pleasure Saturday Sept. 27 & 28.
Come join us in the daytime or for a tiptoe through the lit glass plants and glowing mosaics Saturday evening. I will have one large lit photograph too.
If you missed Family Patterns, there's another opportunity to see it and leave a prayer.
Color and Shape
Quote by Georgia O'Keeffe
Dalia by the colorful universe
Photo by Tara Gill
New Design, Brugmansia
How can a flower have so many perspectives? Shown are brugmansia flowers, known commonly as angel's trumpets. See if you can find all 4 perspectives.
How I Build Botanical Patterns
The design at right is made from the leaves of the sweet potato plant - just 2 separate leaves, pictured below. The folded leaf reminds me of the hearts I made in elementary school where you drew half the heart on a folded paper and cut it out.
The process: In Photoshop I carefully select the leaf from its background, that is the sometimes tedious part of my work. Then comes the fun part, I build separate patterns individually, and then put the designs into a larger design until it sings to me. And, I kid you not, when I get a good one the angels sing Hallelujah!